A dental crown is an appliance shaped and colored like your tooth to restore its aesthetics, shape, strength, and size. A dental crown envelops the entire tooth to restore its function, while a dental bridge “sits” in the area without teeth to complete your smile. Dental bridges are affixed by securing crowns on the abutment teeth. Alternatively, one can choose implant dentures, which are anchored using titanium posts surgically implanted in the jawbone.
Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, Washington, combines crowns and bridges for patients seeking solutions “near me” for restoring teeth for a full-functioning smile.
What to expect from crown and bridge treatment
Although you already know you need a crown or bridgework to restore your tooth, you must book an appointment with a dentist to take advantage of these restorations. During your consultation, we evaluate your teeth and oral health to determine the best restoration for your smile.
Your tooth could be infected, and a root canal could be needed before placing a crown. Or, we may need to rebuild your tooth if a significant portion is missing. In some cases, you may not have healthy teeth to secure a bridge. Prior planning is integral to the success of your crown and bridge restoration.
Placing crowns and bridges requires two to three appointments. After the initial consultation, we’ll prepare your teeth to accommodate your new restoration. This process involves removing a precise amount of enamel from the abutment teeth to create room for a crown. Next, we take your bite impressions to be used by our dental lab to create your bespoke restoration. Until your permanent restorations are ready, we’ll restore your prepped teeth temporarily. In the meantime, try not to chew or bite on the side with these temporaries.
Once your restoration is prepared, you’ll visit our office for its placement. We will make any necessary adjustments before securing your crown or bridge in position using dental cement. From then on, you can savor your daily life and indulge in all your favorite foods without concerns.
Kingsgate Dental uses medical-grade materials to ensure we restore your smile to its optimal function and beauty. Instead of metal, we use porcelain to mimic your natural enamel as closely as possible.
Want to experience our durable, natural-looking restorations? Please call (425) 385-0080 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ann Kelley today.
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